About The GSO

Genesee Symphony Orchestra is a dynamic, regional orchestra that presents an ambitious portfolio of concerts for the enrichment of our community through high-quality performance, educational opportunities, guest artists, and partnerships. Founded in 1947, it is one of the oldest civic orchestras in New York state.

The GSO mission – to link a diverse public with the arts – is paramount to everything we do. From their annual Meet the Orchestra event to the Young Artist Competition and String Workshop, the GSO engages the community and brings a distinct awareness of the arts to our rural region.

The GSO is pleased to be affiliated with Genesee Community College as Orchestra in Residence since February 2005. The Stuart Steiner Theatre is the GSO home for most regular season concerts and qualified GCC students may enroll for college credit through performance with the GSO. Both the Orchestra and College are pleased with this mutually beneficial affiliation.

Concerts are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.